Banks Peninsula parks and reserves

Banks Peninsula has beautiful parks and reserves, offering many recreational opportunities. Explore this giant ancient volcanic remnant with its deeply indented bays, wild beaches, striking mountains and intriguing geological and human history.

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Try our interactive walking map to see a number of popular walks in the Bank Peninsula.

The Rod Donald Trust website(external link) also offers great information about walking in the Banks Peninsula whether it be in Christchurch City Council reserves or those managed by the Department of Conservation and private land owners. 

Parks and reserves

Park name Address Features
Green Point Reserve Beach Road, Akaroa Britomart Memorial, walkways
Garden of Tane Beach Road, Akaroa Bush walks, playground
Stanley Park Rue Lavaud, Akaroa Walkways
L’Aube Hill Reserve Rue Pompallier, Akaroa French Cemetery, bush walks
Akaroa Recreation Ground Rue Lavaud, Akaroa Slipway, playing fields, tennis courts, BBQ, toilets, skate park
Rue Balguerie Playground Rue Balguerie, Akaroa Playground, toilets
Akaroa Heritage Park Long Bay Road, Akaroa Walkways, botanical plantings
Robinsons Bay Reserve Old School Road, Robinsons Bay Walkways, native bush
Robinsons Bay Regional Park Monarch Drive, Duvauchelle Ngaio Point walkway
Little River Heritage Park SH 75 Little River Picnic tables
Birdlings Flat Playground Poranui Beach Road, Birdlings Flat Toilets, playground, beach
Le Bons Bay Domain Le Bons Bay Road Toilets, playground, tennis courts
Okains Bay Beach Okains Bay Road Toilets, campground, playground
Pigeon Bay Campground Wharf Road, Pigeon Bay Campground, toilets
Port Levy Old School Western Valley Road, Port Levy Toilets, swimming pool, tennis courts
Purau Foreshore Reserve Purau Avenue Beach, picnic tables
Purau Recreation Reserve Purau Avenue Toilets, playground
Camp Bay Beach Camp Bay Road Toilets, beach